I realize that you can't make your kids be exactly what you were or force them to love and be involved in what you were. But it sure is a nice treat when they decide that it's a good thing on their own! Right here is evidence as to why Mom is glowing at the present time.
Nope, mine isn't the girly ones sitting there but is my handsome (and might I add talented singer) Al-Pal ! I really hadn't thought of my Al-Pal as the choir boy type and not even the singing type for that matter. You see, he is VERY shy and a bit more so than any of my kids. My oldest two had not expressed much interest in singing and so why would he.
BUT (and yes I have a big butt, thanks for reminding me) my amazingly talented cousin Leslie, who is also a Mormon Tabernacle Choir member, offered to let her sweet cousins join her choir.
Here we are ( me, Bob & Ty-Ty) at the choir concert Saturday.(Notice that my two oldest aren't there) Boy was I shocked and amazed when those kids opened their mouths to sing! They were really great! My cousin can work miracles it seems:)
Also in the choir were my sister Lola's two daughters and some other cousins of ours. I could hardly believe my eyes when I looked over at Al Pal and he was not just mouthing the words but full on singing with expression on his face and everything! What did she do with my boy? He was darling and animated and like he had transformed into something I have never seen!
Needless to say, he loves choir and can't wait until they begin practice again in the fall. I've scored me a choir boy! I've got a singer! Yipee!!
Unfortunately, Ty-Ty didn't find the choir to be all that exciting and we snapped this pic just as it ended. The funny thing is that he RARELY takes naps! It's just not his thing. . . until you completely bore him to sleep. Something tells me that he probably won't be a choir boy!